Florida Politics reports:
During an event in Iowa, Ron DeSantis reiterated his opposition to legalized cannabis Saturday. The Governor worries that young children would be able to access the herb, and that it possibly could be adulterated with fentanyl. “Yeah, I would not legalize,” DeSantis said. “I think what’s happened is this stuff is very potent now.
“I think it’s a real, real problem and I think it’s a lot different than stuff that people were using 30 or 40 years ago. And I think when kids get on that, I think it causes a lot of problems,” DeSantis said. “And then of course, you know, they can throw fentanyl in any of this stuff now. The drugs are killing this country,” DeSantis added.
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At this week’s GOP debate, DeSantis declared the he would invade Mexico to stop fentanyl trafficking. Earlier this week the GOP candidate for Louisiana attorney general claimed that abortion pills are laced with fentanyl.
‘The drugs are killing this country.’@RonDeSantis ‘would not legalize’ marijuana amid worries about ‘kids’ and ‘fentanyl’
— Florida Politics (@Fla_Pol) August 26, 2023
I’m not going to send troops to Ukraine.
But I am going to send them to our southern border.
When these drug smugglers bring fentanyl across the border, we’re going to leave them stone cold dead. pic.twitter.com/MMYiLy95zU
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) August 24, 2023
The nuttiest idea from the Republican debate? DeSantis’ call for the U.S. to invade Mexico | Opinion https://t.co/qTbRBLFpAc
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) August 26, 2023
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that if elected president, he would send troops to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and use lethal force against drug smugglers. Experts say these proposals wouldn’t curb fentanyl flow. https://t.co/Q1ER8lA6U6
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) August 26, 2023